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The king’s brother

Hello, God has given me something in 2 Chronicles 36:3 Which says,

“The king of Egypt dethroned him in Jerusalem and imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.”

Egypt: The king of Egypt made Jehoahaz’s brother king in place of Jehoahaz. He dethroned Jehoahaz, and Necho took him, and carried him off to Egypt. Then the king of Egypt changed Eliakim’s (Jehoahaz’s brother) name to Jehoiachin. And Jehoiachin ruled Judah.

Us: We don’t rule anything, not even our sinful life. Satan rules that. He rules everything about our life. He is the one who caused us to sin, he is the one who temped us, and seemed to satisfy us at first. But though the fruit he gave us tastes sweet at first, it turns into a sour, rotten, apple. We are stuck in our sin, totally captured.

The freer: We are captured, but there is one who sets free (John 8:36). Jesus, the Son of God, is the one who sets free. Jesus is the one who became captured for us, to set us free. Jesus sets us free from our bondage of sin. Some of the people God is working through to set  captives free, are at http://www.settingcaptivesfree.com/. Jesus gave His life, so that us, the captives of Satan, could be set free.

Application: How does 2 Chronicles 36:3 apply to our lives? Jesus is the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, and yet He gave His life for us. He made us His brothers and sisters, and so we are the King’s brothers and sister. We used to be sinful wretches, but Jesus made us His brothers and sisters, the King’s brothers and sisters, because He loves us (1 John 3:16, John 3:16, 1 John 4:10).

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your son to die on the cross for us. I pray that I would draw close to You, and long to be with You more. Please help me to love You. Please strengthen me, and other believers. Thank You for making me Your sister. I pray that I would run to You when I need help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Set free, John 8:36,

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

Love, 1 John 3:16, John 3:16, and 1 John 4:10,

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:10)

Beginning verse, 2 Chronicles 36:3,

“The king of Egypt dethroned him in Jerusalem and imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.”


Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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